From an astrological perspective, it is not too difficult to know what the nature of events will be in 2012. We have seen that certain kinds of changes were going to come; now we see the results. In the year 2012 we will be in the pivotal point of this change brought to us by the Uranus/Pluto square* in Cardinal Signs** The square will be exact 7 times from Jun 24, 2012, to March 2015.
This is the most important and longest astrological aspect this year, and in fact the most significant influence since Uranus and Pluto were conjunct in the 1960′s. The last time Uranus was square Pluto was during the Great Depression of the 1930′s. We may be facing another depression equal to the 30’s.
Uranus square Pluto also brings intense revolutions and rebellion against dictatorship. This started last year when we saw dictators fall, but the vacuum created also brings the chance of even more extreme or religious regimes taking control amid the chaos. Remember the last series of squares was in the early 1930′s when Hitler consolidated his power at the climax of this aspect.
To understand Uranus/Pluto energy we look back to the 1960’s when these two planets were conjoined. This is the first square since that time. Whatever was started in the 60’s now needs to be expanded and expressed in new ways. A waxing square can create lasting change.
Uranus and Pluto only form a conjunction once every 125 years and when they do it means the start of a new age. The conjunction was exact in 1965 and 1966, but they were within 10 degrees of each other throughout the sixties. In astrology the conjunction is the vision, the first square is manifesting the vision. How do we now implement the ideas we had in the 1960’s?
This year Uranus ruling sudden, unexpected shocking changes is in a tense square to Pluto which rules deep transformation. Also, Pluto loves to expose the shadow side of those in Power. We can expect a massive overhaul of our political, economic and social systems plus more corruption exposed.
Let us analyze this square and look at each of the two planets and what they bring to this dynamic aspect—the square.
Pluto represents destruction and Capricorn the material world. Pluto transforms and regenerates. Pluto can shake our foundations creating chaos. He will destroy the old power structures.
The square started to coalesce in 2008 when Pluto went into Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, think of Kali, the dark mother, cutting off heads. Capricorn represents the economy, the government, the large corporations, all of our established institutions and structures. Pluto will stay in Capricorn until 2020 and I expect it will take that long for our economic system to be destroyed and rebuilt.
Several economists said that 2008 was the year economic growth stopped and more importantly that our planet can’t support much more development. Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill and John Maynard Keynes, all said that capitalism has an end date, it can’t go on forever.
I think we are facing enormous crises because of unsustainable economic growth, not to mention climate change. However, the news is not all bad. Remember Pluto rules death and rebirth and the rebuilding that follows Pluto’s destruction may result in conditions and situations that are better then they were before. More on the future later.
Let’s look at the effect that Pluto will have on some of the nations around the world and the Euro. Pluto is going to conjunct the UK Sun and the Euro (currency) Sun in February 2013, and oppose the US Sun the following year (2014). Before it does either of those things it's going to square the French Sun, the Chinese Sun and the German Sun which started this past November and go on through 2012. Events in China should have critical implications globally. The Chinese horoscope has her Sun being squared by transiting Pluto all 2012, a severe test on the leadership. Economic slowdown and internet led rebellions will be difficult to contain in all these countries.
Uranus moved into Aries March 11, 2011 the day of the Japanese earthquake. Uranus is the sign of disruption and rebellion, and Aries is the sign of the individual. Peoples around the world will be protesting for individual rights. Occupy Wall Street began Sep 17, 2011.
Uranus will be in Aries for about 7 years, challenging us to act (Aries) in accordance with who we really are (Uranus). Aries is the sign of the warrior and Uranus is the planet of humanitarian aims. The changes happening in the world will accelerate. The next 7 years will be full of disruptions and battles for independence.
I had said in 2008 that the US would not be immune to the protests people thought I was crazy. The protests are happening around the world because it is a world transit; it affects everyone even though the immediate causes may be unique in each case. The riots in London consisting of about 250,000 people, many throwing rocks at Star Bucks and MacDonald’s, indicates that in the West the rebellion is anti-capitalism. The riots in the Middle East are mostly against authoritarian rule. They both want freedom (Uranus in Aries) from oppression (Pluto).
The solar eclipse on May 20, 2012 looks very ominous for Israel. This very same eclipse also negatively impacts the chart for Iran. The June 4, 2012 eclipse hits the US ascendant (Sibly chart)
This may mean that we get involved in this conflict. Pluto hit the US ascendant on 9/11. Since Pluto will be squaring the US natal Sun/Saturn Square which will be exact in 2014, the US may suffer a major depression starting this year and for years to come and a war may be seen as a way out of this depression (also replicating the events in the 30’s).
Well you can't have bad without good and you can't have good without bad. The good outcome of all of this is we will grow as one. We will reconstruct ourselves as people with better morals,values, and a better society. The universe has a way of forcing things upon us because everything we go through is a learning experience. The people have lost it's way and will begin the path to get back on track. It is going to be long,hard,and for some insufferable,but in the end a rebirth,a better place.Faith will guide you through.